Here is a list of events and goings-on in the world of genealogy blogging. Here’s what is happening in the coming week:
Another episode of GeneaBloggers Radio will be broadcast this evening, Friday, September 2, 2011 starting at 10PM Eastern, 9PM Central, 8PM Mountain and 7PM Pacific! Tonight’s show episode is entitled: The Way We Worked – Genealogy and Labor.
FGS 2011 Conference
The FGS 2011 Conference begins in Springfield, Illinois on Wednesday, September 7th and runs through Saturday, September 10th. With over 50 members of GeneaBloggers in attendance, there will be lots of news! You can also follow the latest blog posts and Twitter feed at the FGS 2011 Media Center.
Daze of the Week!
Some of you may have noticed that in each Genealogy Blogging Beat we now feature national holidays and some of the more offbeat holidays. Here are some dates next week to look out for so you can plan your blog posts for next week:
- September 2: National Beheading Day (US)
- September 3: National Skyscaper Day (US), US Bowling League Day
- September 4: Eat an Extra Dessert Day
- September 5: Labor Day (US), National Cheese Pizza Day (US)
- September 6: Read a Book Day
- September 7: Grandma Moses Day
- September 8: International Literacy Day
- September 9: National Teddy Bear Day (US), Stand Up To Cancer Day, Weinerschnitzel Day
Genealogy Webinars This Week
For more information on genealogy webinars check out GeneaWebinars.
Genealogy Conferences This Week
View upcoming genealogy conferences in the United States and across the globe at the group of calendars at GeneaBloggers. If you know of an upcoming expo or conference that should be on the GeneaBloggers conference calendar, send it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Appearances By GeneaBloggers Members
For a listing of speaking engagements by genealogy bloggers, along with their profiles and available presentations, visit GeneaSpeak.
GeneaBloggers Group on Facebook
The Facebook Group for GeneaBloggers has been disabled – you can read more about the issues involved here. Please go to the Facebook page for GeneaBloggers (http://www.facebook.com/Geneabloggers) and click LIKE in order to follow the latest news and events related to GeneaBloggers on Facebook.
52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy and History
52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy & History by Amy Coffin is a series of weekly blogging prompts (one for each week of 2011) that invite genealogists and others to record memories and insights about their own lives for future descendants. You do not have to be a blogger to participate. If you do not have a genealogy blog, write down your memories on your computer, or simply record them on paper and keep them with your files.
- Week 36: Road Trips. Describe a family road trip from your childhood. Where did you go and why? Who was in the car? How did you pass the time?
We’ll list a new challenge each Saturday which should be completed by the following Friday.
And don’t forget to check out other upcoming events at the Geneabloggers Calendar. This is the same Google calendar that has been in existence for quite some time. And if you subscribe to the calendar you’ll receive email reminders of events.
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